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Old 11-29-2008, 09:49 PM   #1
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EVGA GTX260 Core 216

EVGA GTX260 Superclocked Edition

GTX260

I won't be SLI'ing. Will this card be able to run on a 650W PSU? All of these cards are from EVGA. Will this card fit into an Antec 900?
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:59 PM   #2
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The GTX 260 Core 216 would be the best performer of the three due to it having 216 stream processors compared to 192 for the others. It could also be overclocked to match the Superclocked version speeds. It us currently out of stock though.

Yes, they will run on a 650W power supply as they recommend at least 500W with 36A on the 12v rail. They will fit in the Antec 900.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:03 PM   #3
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So, I should skip the superclocked edition of the card? I'll start looking on other sites. I'm going to buy it in 2 weeks from now.
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Yea, the core 216 is a better buy than the standard Superclocked edition. They do have a GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition.
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Is it worth the extra $15.00? I don't mind buying it. I just want the best bang for the buck. I will be playing at 1680x1050. I see a good bit of tearing on my 8800GT on 1080p movies. Should I go for the Core 216 Superclocked Edition. Or are there other options available at this price range? Is the GTX 260 a good card? What about the latest one you just should?
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The GTX 260 is a very good card. At that resolution, the Superclocked GTX 260 core 216 is faster than an GTX 280.

Personally, if I could afford it I would buy one.
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So, which one will give me the best value for my dollar? All 2xx of them, haha. Couldn't I just get the regular Core 216 version and overclock it myself? I hear it's very easy with the EVGA tool.
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So, which one will give me the best value for my dollar? All 2xx of them, haha. Couldn't I just get the regular Core 216 version and overclock it myself? I hear it's very easy with the EVGA tool.
That's the route I would take.
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Yup, you can do that too. That would be the way to go if you want to play around with it some and save a bit of moolah. You may even get better clocks out of it than the factory OC'd version.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:30 PM   #10
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I understand it's only $20 more. But, I could use that money for some DDR3 RAM! So, just go for the regular Core 216 version? Just to make sure. I'm pretty anal about electronics.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130398

If you guys know/find any other sites with lower prices. Please tell me!
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